Idris Elba in Talks to Replace Will Smith in ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel (Exclusive)

The move follows the exit of Smith, who led the ensemble of the 2016 movie with Margot Robbie and played assassin anti-hero Deadshot. Idris Elba is in talks to replace Will Smith in the Suicide Squad sequel being put together by filmmaker James Gunn and Warner Bros., sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. The move follows last week’s exit of Smith, who, along with Margot Robbie, … Continue reading Idris Elba in Talks to Replace Will Smith in ‘Suicide Squad’ Sequel (Exclusive)

Idris Elba Is PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive 2018: It’s ‘an Ego Boost for Sure’

It’s about damn time he won! Congrats! Sure, he might have already received the title of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to drama — but Idris Elba has now been crowned Sexiest Man Alive! From his breakthrough role in America as drug kingpin Russell “Stringer” Bell on HBO’s hit series The Wire to his commanding portrayal … Continue reading Idris Elba Is PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive 2018: It’s ‘an Ego Boost for Sure’

Idris Elba Boarding Universal-Working Title’s ‘Cats’ As Macavity

Idris Elba is in final talks to join Tom Hooper’s feature adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Cats. We hear Elba is playing famed feline Macavity. The Golden Globe and two-time SAG Award winner joins Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, James Corden, Laurie Davidson, and Mette Towley. The pic is currently in pre-production. Macavity is the only real villain in the musical who kidnaps Old Deuteronomy, … Continue reading Idris Elba Boarding Universal-Working Title’s ‘Cats’ As Macavity

Idris Elba: ‘My ambition is boundless’

Idris Elba is powering through his midlife crisis – 007 rumours and all. He talks to Tim Lewis Idris Elba is currently in the grip of a midlife crisis – “really and truly,” he insists – but it is also somehow the most Idris Elba kind of midlife crisis. No flashy little sports car or grunting Harley-Davidson. He’s not started dressing ridiculously, either: today, in … Continue reading Idris Elba: ‘My ambition is boundless’

Idris Elba to Tackle ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ for Netflix (Exclusive)

Elba will also direct and produce music for the modern retelling of the Gothic romance. Idris Elba will star as the hunchback of Notre Dame for Netflix.The Golden Globe winner will also direct and produce the project under his Green Door production shingle and will be producing original music for the feature, which is being described as a “sonic and musical experience.” The Hunchback of Notre … Continue reading Idris Elba to Tackle ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ for Netflix (Exclusive)